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far. a that left a defendant dead and is the government pressuring people too much to get plea deems. that story is next. to grow, we have to boost our social media visibility. more "likes." more tweets. so, beginning today, my son brock and his whole team will be our new senior social media strategists. any questions? since we make radiator valves wouldn't it be better if we just let fedex help us to expand to new markets? hmm gotta admit that's better than a few "likes." i don't have the door code. who's that? he won a contest online to be ceo for the day. how am i supposed to run a business here without an office?! [ male announcer ] fast, reliable deliveries worldwide. fedex. >> shannon: the process of piling on charges to force a plea bargain has become to common place among prosecutors that throwing the book at a defendant is a bit of a cliche these days. is it always the fairest way to find justice. in some legal scholars say the current system encourages prosecutors to stack the deck. >> before aaron schwartz committed suicide. federal prosecutors charged him with 13 counts o
it and it will get it for you. it won't cost the government anything. i know where to get that money. i'll get it from the people who got it from main street. you know how they got it. i'll get it for them. it won't cost you a dime. >> neil: there are a lot of things to worry about in the double down of spending hundreds of billions of dollars that was proposed in the state of union address. and you are going to get it for free but obviously meaning that someone is going to see something and pay something? >> you bet. no doubt about it. i have to tell i think it's immoral to make promises when you know at the end of the day, you can't afford it to say preschool for everybody, are you kidding me? also promises mortgage, $3,000 for everybody. this is crazy talk. i think it's immoral to put this across as something that is do-able. >> neil: what about all the new spending, i expected the double down on this but to dismiss the fact that the debt was an issue. earlier in the day, they released a statement we're close to $4 trillion in budget savings over the next ten years and they are not close to
with members of the syrian government but only if they don't include assad and security officials. that seems very unlikely meaning there is probably no real path. >> kelly: it's an important aspect or development to see russia and the united states trying to work together on this crisis going on in syria. what about the iran factor? what can they do about that keeping iran out of syria? >> there is a very little things to do to iran right now. they are already international sanctions because of the nuclear program in iran. there is also other things that the united states is working on with other countries but the real pressure pointed for u.s. diplomats think they will have most success is going through russia. they don't see much of an avenue through to iran to pressure the regime. >> heather: the crisis in the african nation of mali. a french official confirmed that an operation has been launched in the town of boron, hundreds of forces are on the ground trying to dislodge radical fighters. joy aheadists have staged two suicide bombings so far on the road from bourem where they forced out
, the social media site, facebook, is reportedly getting a ton of cash back from the government. peter doocy live with the details now. peter? >> doug, folks all around the world use facebook for free. but that company still manages to make a lot of money, about $1.1 billion in profit just last year, just here in the united states. they didn't pay any federal income tax or state income tax in 2012. in fact, they'll get a refund of $429 million because of one tax deduction. for executive stock options. >> employees cashed in the stock options and at that point, there was a tax deduction for the company. because even though it didn't cost facebook a nickel, the government treats as wages and they get a deduction for it. >> just this week, president obama said congress should get rid of tax breaks like this one. >> save hundreds of billions of dollars by getting rid of tax loopholes and deductions for the well off and the well connected. >> president obama has benefited tremendously from his popularity on social media and tax experts say that might be why he let's facebook get away with billion
. but the new libyan central government has little authority beyond the capitol of tripoli. the country is fractured. there are militia. >> explosion in baghdad this morning. 28 people were killed and dozens more wounded . here you can see burned out hulkings was -- buildings and cars. sunday is the beginning of the work day there. >> the national gun debate rages on and new quis of a potential fall out. they are halting production in response to sweeping gun laws. adam houseley is following this from los angeles. hi, adam. >> hi, jamie. you talked about new york and california, nationally as well. over the weekend it is all about colorado. they have had four bills passed in a crazy session over the weekend. they expect thim to be signed. gun tax on all purchases and ban on private steal of fire arms and instituting a background check. they have banned magazines that hold more than 15 rounds that concerned the manufacturer there in colorado. there are thoughts that the company might leave if that ban is passed. in the meantime the vice-president lobbied many legislators and calling mode
of government is best suit to do address an important public policy challenge. local initiatives and progress tend to reenforce to members of congress that federal solutions are not necessarily needed. they make members of congress ask if states are acting -- >> arthel: wait, let me jump in here. i apologize. i'm not trying to be rude, but i really want to understand what you're saying because it's an important argument that everybody has to make. but break it down to me in plain terms that we can all understand what you're saying. i didn't get what your point was, where you're going with this. >> my point is that on the impact with respect to federal legislation, that the fact that these local initiatives are happening are going to mean it's going to minimize the movement for federal legislation because works is being done on a state level. yes, i understand the economic impact, but i think what a lot of people really care about is what's going to happen here in congress with the assault weapons ban and other gun legislation. >> arthel: are you saying, trey, give may second here, marjorie, a
were damaged and 200 people were injured. luckily there were know deaths reported. the government says half the windows have been replaced and more than 20,000 people turned out to help as temperatures have hit 12 degrees below zero. >> jamie: let's go to news in afghanistan. president hamid karzai is asking nato forces to carry out air strikes on neighborhood areas. he will issue a decree in response that killed 10 civilians last week. afghan forces have requested the air strike during a joint afghan operation that was targeting tal ban forces in the northeastern part of afghanistan. >> eric: the supreme leader of iran insisting his nation has no intention of developing nuclear weapons but he did add if it did wish to build an atomic bomb he claims the united states would not stop it. how close is iran from getting a bomb? is he to be believed? joining us this sunday is former united states ambassador john bolton. good morning. >> good morning. >> eric: do you buy it, you can't stop it? >> in law, it's pleading in the alternative. devil made me do it. that is what he is saying. really
the can and unfortunately deal with the next crisis which is potentially shutting down the government the end of march. >> we were just hearing from steve centanni about the cuts possibly to the military and who will face the brunt of these, real people that can face real impacts. >> not only the military, but our national security will suffer and our homeland security will suffer and also, you have people that are going to suffer that need government assistance and you're going to have cuts in education and also people that are getting food stuffs. so the bottom line is this, congress has two weeks on an eight day recess, it's not rocket science and i'm hopeful they don't kick it down the road and sequestration was obama's idea, but the poison pill was to actually discipline congressional members to cut the deficit, to cut spending, and now, we're johnnie come lately and i think we're going to have a 11th hour deal. but both the white house and congress, it's dysfunctional and this is the main sign they are, waiting last minute, once again to come to some resolution. >> we've seen so
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